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Sounders win U.S. Open Cup

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WASHINGTON - Freddy Montero and Roger Levesque scored to lead Seattle to a 2-1 victory over D.C. United in the U.S. Open Cup final last night, giving the expansion Sounders their first trophy.

Montero smashed in a rebound in the 67th minute and Levesque scored in the 85th as Seattle joined Chicago as the only teams to win the Open Cup in their inaugural season The win was especially satisfying for the Sounders, who felt slighted after the United won the right to host the final from the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Before the trophy presentation, the Sounders trotted to the stadium's northwest corner and applauded approximately 100 green-clad fans in the upper deck who made the trip from the Pacific Northwest.

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